Ka`imi Sinclair, PhD, has been an Assistant Professor at Washington State University since 2015. She has had the opportunity to live and work in many communities in the U.S. and learn from a broad spectrum of community members, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, and Latinos. She have a PhD in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Master’s degree in public health from the University of New Mexico. For more than two decades, Ka’imi worked with priority populations to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally informed interventions to promote health and prevent disease. Several of her current studies with Partnerships for Native Health focus on improving the health and well-being of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander men. Other studies that she leads focus on hypertension management among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, living donor kidney transplantation among American Indians, and deliberative discussions with American Indians about biobanking and biospecimen donation for research. Her work also aims to help people become better consumers of health care. Ka’imi serves on the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, Washington, and as a member of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. She enjoy outrigger paddling, spending time with family, and traveling.
Ka'imi Sinclair, PhD, MPH